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Steven Cain

Also Known As

  • Steve Cain
  • S. Cain

Game Credits

Business

Made Man: Confessions of the Family Blood (2006)   (Management Team)
 

Production

Pyrotechnica (1995)   (Producer)
Brian the Lion Starring In: Rumble in the Jungle (1994)   (Producer)
Combat Air Patrol (1993)   (Producers)
Shadow of the Beast II (1990)   (Project Management)
Star Trek: The Rebel Universe (1987)   (Produced by)
 

Design

Pyrotechnica (1995)   (Lead Design)
Hellraider (1989)   (Game Design)
Star Breaker (1989)   (Game Design)
Black Lamp (1988)   (Game Design)
Stargoose Warrior (1988)   (Design by)
Star Trek: The Rebel Universe (1987)   (Developed by)
 

Programming/Engineering

Black Lamp (1988)   (By)
Stargoose Warrior (1988)   (Programming)
Star Trek: The Rebel Universe (1987)   (Program developed by)
 

Art/Graphics

Incoming Forces (2002)   (Artwork)
Darklight Conflict (1997)   (Game Art)
Knights of the Sky (1990)   (Graphic Art)
Silent Service II (1990)   (Graphic Artist)
Star Breaker (1989)   (Graphic Design)
Black Lamp (1988)   (Graphics)
Stargoose Warrior (1988)   (Graphics / Artwork)
Where Time Stood Still (1987)   (Graphics by)
Army Moves (1986)   (Graphics)
Highlander (1986)   (Artwork by)
The Neverending Story (1985)   (Original graphics by)
 

Audio

Star Breaker (1989)   (Music)
 

Localization

Star Breaker (1989)   (Documentation)
 

Creative Services

Stargoose Warrior (1988)   (Cover Artwork by)
 

Thanks

Made Man: Confessions of the Family Blood (2006)   (This Game Is Dedicated to the Memory of)
Freestyle Street Soccer (2003)   (Special Thanks To)
Krazy Ivan (1996)   (This product is dedicated to those souls who are no longer with us)
 

Other

Bounces (1986)   (By)
 


Developer Biography

Entered the industry in 1983 as graphics manager at the original Imagine in Liverpool, working on such titles as Psyclapse and Bandersnatch, the legendary "Mega-Games". When Imagine went out of business Steve formed Denton Designs with Kenny Everett, Ally Noble, Karen Davies, John Gibson and Ian Weatherburn. Ian left shortly after. Here he worked on games like Cosmic Wartoads, Bounces, Frankie Goes to Hollywood and Shadowfire.

Steve was involved with other Liverpool companies such as Canvas, again with Ian Weatherburn, Frames, with Kenny Everett and his own GBA developer Tin Tiger.

He worked for Microprose, Rage and Acclaim.

In a career spanning almost a quarter of a century he was one of the founding figures in games in general and pixel art in particular.

Towards the end of his career he emerged from the demise of Acclaim as a producer with Silverback Studios, formed by Industry veteran Jon Oldham.

He was diagnosed as having lung cancer in 2004 but continued working until 2005 when he finally decided to leave the industry.

Steve died on July 19th, 2006. His funeral service on 25th of July was attended by many figures from the industry.

Last updated: Dec 23, 2009